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Grateful Dead Live at The Ark on 1969-04-23




Set 1 (partial)
He Was A Friend Of Mine
Dark Star } ->
St. Stephen ->
It's A Sin ->
St. Stephen ->
Cryptical Envelopment (cuts)


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date April 23, 1969
Venue The Ark
Location Boston, MA

Source SBD -> ? -> Cassette -> gen1 cassette
Lineage gen 1 cassette> tascam mkII>Korg MR1000 at 1bit/5.6mHZ>Korg Audio Gate Software>32 bit float/192kHz>Wavelab 6.1 for fades, blank tape removal, and slight channel adjustment>Weiss-Saracon for 24 bit fixed/196kHz Pow-r3 Dither


Notes

I was out doing yardsales recently. I had the SYF hat on and was looking for some fans for the hot Tucson summer. Got to talking with this one fella and the GD came up. He said to me after hearing about LL that he had some tapes. I asked him if he knew where they came from. He said "I cant tell ya man". I thot he meant that he " didnt know cant tell" but out he walked with a lil treasure chest of some cassettes. The cases werent pretty but the tapes were high end pro tapes. I asked him again where he got them and again he said "I cant tell you" but it seems your folks in the trading world might like them Well, i got home and found too many treasure to note. He told me they werent always on the best dubbing deck and some had been played and were at least 25 years old (some older) but he was sure that these versions were recorded by what he termed a "dear old buddy" and official channels and he had them for years and years and would like some of them to see the light of day. More to come.


first up here is a a partial sbd (most of the tapes are).
the reason i chose it is that the stephen>its a sin>stephen is complete and i thought it of value since the Master Reel isn't. No "brutal cut".

**this seed is 24 bit 192 for patching the master reel if and hopefully when, a high resolution source surfaces. This source is unprocessed. 16/44.1 bit version coming soon Enjoy.**

Reviews

Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - - May 4, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" April 23, 1969, at the Ark, Boston, MA, U.S.A.
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I downloaded this show because Stephen>Its a sin>Stephen is "uncut" like it says in the "notes".

The recording, mix, performance and transfer is "excellent" for it's age, and history.

Nothing a little 10 band EQ can't fix. Use Your Windows Media Player's SOS WOW effects if you want.

"Dark Star" is fascinating.

Original "Dark Star" composition and sound from 1969.

Garcia's sound is fat, and alive, his Gibson SG sound is something.

Click on "other shows" to find more complete shows from 1969-04-23. Charlie Miller has one up on the IA that kicks butt.

I hope we get to hear the rest of the shows described in the notes.

Nothing like "dear ol' buddy" with "Official Channels" to give the whole "trader thing" a bit of mystery.

Who is this guy? The "Deep Throat" of underground bootleg GRATEFUL DEAD shows?

I will be scouring the IA in hopes of discovering these "shows".

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the Love.
Reviewer: snow_and_rain - - May 4, 2009
Subject: Great find
Thanks for this. I was hoping that there was an uncut version of the Steven> It's a Sin> Steven floating around somewhere. Great story too. Five stars for the rare find, but somewhat less for sound quality -- not that I'm unappreciative, but I'd love to see a little clean-up work on this.
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